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The DICK'S Sporting Goods Golf Club Buying Guide
Equip for your game the right way-with industry-leading golf clubs and club sets from DICK'S Sporting Goods.
Find golf equipment that matches your unique swing mechanics and playing style. Move from a fairway wood or iron to an easier-to-hit hybrid. Customize the lie and loft of your club to the unique mechanics of your game. New adjustability settings let you dial in your club for a more customized game.
With the right club, you can enjoy your time on the course. Outfit your bag with these essentials:
- Golf drivers for launching it off the tee like never before
- Golf irons for maximum playability
- Fairway woods for breakthrough distance and trajectory
- Hybrid clubs for bridging the gap between your iron and fairway wood
- Putters for pinpoint accuracy on your short game
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Learn more about the clubs in your bag before making your selection:
Golf Drivers help you achieve distance and flight off the tee. You can select from standard, midsize and oversized clubheads and a variety of materials, from innovative titanium to popular aluminum. Today’s larger clubfaces have larger sweet spots and promote greater stability and power on impact. In addition, drivers come in many lofts, typically between 8 and 15 degrees for men and 10 and 15 degrees for women.
Fairway woods are typically used for shots along the fairway. They have a higher loft than your driver with a smaller profile that can be used for directional control from tee or fairway. These clubs are typically made of graphite.
Irons are used for shots of less than 200 yards. Traditional iron sets include eight irons—three through nine irons and a pitching wedge. You can choose from game-improvement or player irons. A low profile, wide sole and lower center of gravity make them exceptionally playable.
Putters come in blade, mallet and alignment clubhead designs. Three to four degrees of loft provides smooth roll and limited skidding on the green.
Determine your ability level before selecting your clubs. Golfers fall into three general categories based on their ability level: low handicap, mid handicap and high handicap. Your handicap is your performance against the par on a course, usually in relation to a par 72 course:
Low Handicap Golfers should opt for a driver and at least one fairway wood, most likely the 3-wood. These players can benefit from lower irons in their bag.
Mid Handicap Golfer might try a driver, a three-wood and a 5-wood for better control and consistency than harder-to-hit long irons. For irons, try a pitching wedge and irons 3 through 9.
High Handicap Golfers may opt to play without the driver in their bag. Instead, try a 3-wood.
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